Any ideas on removing rust from the bed of a jointer?
I use paste wax on my tools, but didn't use the jointer for several years.
The rust is too thick to wipe off: I'm pretty sure I'll have to sand it.
Is there a liquid rust remover to use first?
Is there anything better than mineral spirits for removing paste wax from
metal to have a clean surface to protect again?
Others have responded with the standard procedures for tackling the rust
issue, so I won't repeat their words. The best thing for removing was is
autobody wax and grease remover. At about $50 per gallon, it's probably not
going to be your first choice of approaches, but the stuff does work. In
all likelyhood, by the time you get the rust off you'll have all of the wax
off as well. Even if you didn't, it would not matter. Simply apply new wax
and move on to the next project.
Yes, for sure...
I asked the group how to remove the rust and treat my table saw top..
Topsaver was pretty much the unanimous choice and I'm really glad that I tried
it... I'm a convinced user now..
Please remove splinters before emailing
Soak it overnight using WD-40,etc,etc.
Using a VERY good razor blade scraper,
scrape the rust up using fresh razor blades.
The blade should be at a fairly steep angle to
the table top and you should be "shaving" the
After you have bladed up as much as possible,
start again with WD-40 and scotch bright pads
and jointer hold down pads.
This is both tiring and messy....
Use lots of WD-40 and paper towels.
After you get it back to clean....
Keep it clean....
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